Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice made with only four ingredients. Add the flavors of fall to your favorite recipes like pies, cookies, smoothies, and more with this simple blend of warm spices!
I try to keep my spice cabinet stocked with only our favorites that we use regularly and not add any that I know will go bad before we get a chance to use it all. Pumpkin Pie Spice is one of those spices that I am hesitant to add because it isn’t something that I use year round. Not to mention, it is a blend of spices that I typically already have in my pantry, so I decided to start making my own homemade pumpkin pie spice instead.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pumpkin Pie Spice is a blend of warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Some recipes that I’ve seen also include allspice. I decided not to include it in my homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe because if my goal is to not by more spices that I don’t use regularly, I don’t want to buy another one off spice. Also, if I was going to buy Allspice to make this recipe… I could have just bought the pumpkin pie spice in the first place. My goal was to create a simple blend with ingredients that I already stock.
These Gingerbread Cupcakes and Beef Ramen with Meatballs are two of my favorite ways to use ginger. I use nutmeg in these Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies and Pecan Pie French Toast, and I keep cloves on hand for this Spiced Cream Chai Tea Latte.
What is Allspice?
Contrary to what its name suggests, allspice isn’t a blend of other spices—it’s a single spice made from dried berries of the allspice tree which look like peppercorns. It is referred to as pimento in other parts of the world and resembles the warm flavors of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. In fact, if you don’t have any allspice you can substitute with equal parts of those spices. Allspice adds a distinct flavor to both sweet and savory recipes (think Jamaican jerk chicken and Swedish meatballs).
Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitute
This recipe is an easy pumpkin pie spice substitute for the store bought version- not only do you probably already have all of the ingredients, but you can also play with the amounts to customize your own blend. Assuming your spices are fresh when creating your blend, the homemade pumpkin pie spice mix can be stored in a tightly sealed jar for up to a year.
Pro Tip: Add some pumpkin pie spice to this basic homemade granola recipe for a yummy fall twist!
- 6 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 3/4 tsp ground cloves
- Mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 tsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10